While BW blocks most fraudulent email, student accounts are targets for viruses and scams. NEVER click on links that ask you to verify an account or enter your user name or password. BW will never ask for this. If you are uncertain of the validity, please call the ITHelpDesk. Protect your identity!
BW Academic Integrity &
Student Code of Conduct
The Academic Honesty Policy outlines BW's belief that academic honesty is the foundation of a healthy learning environment. Please review student responsibilities and consequences. Student code of conduct is also essential. You are required to review the BW Student Handbook.
SafeAssign- Plagiarism Detection Tool
Written work collected through Black-board can be scanned using the Safe Assign plagiarism detection tool. It scans databases and previously submitted work. Always author your own work and consult a reference librarian if you need assistance with research or properly citing sources.
REQUIRED: Multi-Factor Authentication
BW has added multi-factor authentication to student accounts. This is where you will receive a text message to verify your identity. It adds another layer of security to your account and to the BW network. All students are required to set up the MFA protocols. Instructions HERE.
RAVE Alerts - Emergency Text Messages
If you've provided your cell phone number to BW, you will receive text messages from the RAVE Alert program for power/system outages, weather alerts, school closings, or campus emergencies. Those who have not provided a cell number will receive alerts via their BW email.
Download Symantec Anti-Virus Software *FREE!*
As a BW student, you can download a free copy of Symantec Anti-Virus software to protect your personal computer. It is available for Windows 32 or 64 bit computers or Apple computers. Access the download at: help.bw.edu/SoftwareOverview.html. Keep your computer safe!
5-Step Guide to Securely
Work or Learn from Home
The IT HelpDesk wants to help ensure that your computing experience is safe, both on campus and when working or learning remotely. This "Be Alert" guide provides five simple steps that will help you manage the best defense against cyber threats. Be proactive, be safe, be alert!
Copyright Violations and the RIAA
Students are reminded that down-loading copyrighted music & movies is illegal. Network traffic at universities is monitored by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for violations. Campus judicial conduct reviews and/or federal inquires with penalties can occur.